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Burnet

Sanguisorba spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Burnet Overview

This genus has around 26 hardy, perennial species which produce fluffy, usually purple-pink, bottlebrush-like, terminal flowering spikes. Flowers lack petals, have long silky stamens and may sometimes be white. Commonly called burnet, these are found in damp meadow habitats and dry grassy and rocky habitats across temperate climates in the Northern Hemisphere. Foliage is alternately arranged, with toothed, veined leaflets in a pinnate structure.

Common problems with Burnet

How to propagate Burnet

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Burnet

Grown for their bottlebrush-like flower spikes.